Gordon Setters Research Paper

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The Gordon Setter sporting breed originated in England and Scotland in the 16th century. A Scottish nobleman named Alexander Gordon developed the breed, and it was then named after him. The breed was first imported into the United States in 1842. During that time in America it was legal for professional hunters to sell large quantities of game to the markets, and the Gordon Setter was the preferred dog used to hunt the game. Gordon Setters were officially recognized by the A.K.C in 1884. The standard appearance includes a good sized, well muscled dog with large bones and a long lean neck. They are most recognized for their unique and stunning black and tan coat. Gordons are the largest of all of the setters. Males can stand up to 27 inches tall at the shoulders, and weigh 80 pounds.…show more content…
Back in the day Gordons were used primarily for hunting game (pheasants and quails) in Scotland. While they are still used to find and point wild gamebirds today, they have also been incorporated into the lives of many families. A Gordon Setter's disposition is that of a lighthearted, energetic, alert, intelligent, loyal, affectionate, and calm dog. They appear to be very confident, have excellent memories and sense of smell, and pick up on tasks quickly, which lends to their great hunting skills. They make wonderful family dogs, as they are loyal, protective, and love to play. A few behavioral problems exhibited by the Gordons include jealousy and a preference to not to want to share attention or affection with another animal. They are also naturally standoffish towards strangers and do better if socialized at a young age. Gordon Setters are a breed that needs companionship and are not well suited for people who work long hours. Separation anxiety may develop if left alone for long periods of time. Because they are natural hunters, they need plenty of exercise or else destructive behaviors may

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